Beautiful Timepieces at the Science Museum London

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Silver Watch Dial at Science Museum

34 pics.  The London Science Museum now incorporates the Clock Museum which was previously housed at the Guildhall. Along with some beautifully crafted watches there are examples of chronometers. 

The chronometer has been vital to the ability to create charts and safely navigate the world.  The first chronometers were invented by John Harrison and are currently kept at Greenwich.  Navigation and Greenwich and Greenwich Mean Time and there  importance to the modern world can be found here whilst information about Harrison’s timepieces here.

Here are just a few of the hundreds of timepieces on view at the museum.  It is well worth viewing the detail by right clicking on a picture, selecting “Open Link in New Tab” and then left click on the image to magnify.

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The Watches

Cornelius Yate c1620 Watch at Science Museum Cornelius Yate c1620

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Robert Grinkin c1620 Watch at Science Museum Robert Grinkin c1620

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Robert Grinkin Watch Movement at Science Museum Robert Grinkin

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Antique Watch 3 at Science Museum

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Silver Antique Watch at Science Museum

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Silver Antique Watch 2 at Science Museum

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Silver Watch 1 at Science Museum

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Gold Engraved Watch 2 at Science Museum

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Gold Embossed Watch at Science Museum

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Gold Emossed Watch 2 at Science Museum

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Gold Engraved Watch at Science Museum

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Jean Robert Soret c1812 Watch at Science Museum Jean Robert…

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